The Morning Glory by George H. Walser

From Poets and Poetry of Nebraska, Contains Biographical Sketches and Choice Poetical Selections from the Leading Poets Now Living, issued 1902 by the American Publisher’s Association in Chicago.

Walser was then living in Nebraska.

The Morning Glory
by George H. Walser, of Liberal, Mo

First to greet the morning sun,
First to smile on day begun.

When the sun has reached the noon,
Still its smiles are fresh in bloom;

But when the sun descends the skies,
Then the morning-glory dies.

So do many folks pretend,
When Fortune smiles, to be your friend.

Should good fortune turn away,
Or a cloud o’ercast your day,

Away will then their friendship fly,
And like the morning-glory, die.

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